Popovers With Italian Sausage

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast or brunch recipe?

Look no further than these mouthwatering popovers with Italian sausage.

This savory dish combines the flavors of juicy sausage, melted cheese, and a fluffy popover crust.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch gathering or simply want to treat yourself to a special breakfast, these popovers are sure to impress.

Follow this step-by-step guide to create a delectable dish that will leave everyone craving for more.

Popovers With Italian Sausage


  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two 3-to-4-ounce sweet or spicy Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded smoked mozzarella (4 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups milk, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 small green onions, pale green and white parts only, finely sliced to yield ¼ cup
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Maple syrup, for drizzling

Special Equipment:

One 12-cup nonstick muffin pan, each cup about ½-cup capacity, or a 12-cup popover pan, each cup about ½-cup capacity.


  • Place an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter the muffin cups to prevent sticking.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium nonstick skillet.
  • Add the Italian sausage, breaking it into 1/4-to-1/2-inch pieces using a wooden spoon.
  • Cook the sausage until brown and cooked through about 6 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  • Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cooked sausage into each muffin cup.
  • Sprinkle the shredded smoked mozzarella on top of the sausage.
  • In a blender, blend the eggs until frothy, about 15 seconds.
  • Add the milk, all-purpose flour, green onions, chopped fresh basil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper to the blender.
  • Blend the mixture until just incorporated, making sure not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin cups, filling each cup to just below the rim.
  • Bake the popovers in the preheated oven, without opening the oven door, until they are puffed and golden, about 35 minutes.
  • Remove the popovers from the oven and place them on a platter.
  • Drizzle the popovers with maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • The popovers with Italian sausage are now ready to serve and enjoy!

These popovers with Italian sausage are a delightful combination of savory and sweet flavors.

The juicy sausage melted cheese, and fluffy popover crust create a satisfying and indulgent breakfast or brunch dish.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or treating yourself to a special meal, these popovers are sure to impress.

Follow the simple steps outlined in this recipe to create a memorable and delicious dish that will have everyone asking for seconds.


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